Q. “Waterfowl convention” is related to which of the following?

[A] Benn convention

[B] Vienna convention

[C] Ramsar convention

[D] Stockholm convention

Answer: C

Explanation: The Convention on Wetlands [waterfowl convention] is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

  • It was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975, and it is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem.
  • Ramsar is not affiliated with the United Nations system of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, but it works very closely with the other MEAs and is a full partner among the “biodiversity-related cluster” of treaties and agreements.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment